I have been working with athletes for ten years. I am a HCPC registered and BPS Chartered Psychologist. In that time I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with some incredible people who have represented and won major honours for their country. Recently, we at InnerDrive advertised a potential work opportunity for a sport psychologist early in their career. As such, I have spent much of the last two weeks talking to young practitioners. This process has made me reflect on, if given the chance, what advice I would have given myself ten years ago. Here are four things I now know:
The summer holidays are some of the best months of the year for children. This can be heavily contrasted with the first few weeks back at school. Parents up and down the country will be wondering what it is they can do to help ensure they cultivate their child’s brain and keep the engaged over the summer holidays. Recent research from psychology may have the answer.